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Fistral Beach, Newquay

4.5
#1 of 281 in Outdoors in Cornwall
The surfing at Fistral Beach is legendary due to its west-facing position, which exposes the golden sands to Atlantic swells. You can rent everything for your entire family to surf or bodyboard at the "Surf Hire" station, as well as sign up for lessons for every skill level. The Fistral Complex, a touristy mall right on the beach, offers shopping and a quick bite. If you're feeling adventurous and want to see more of the coast, go on a coasteering adventure. Guides lead you along the coast, through caves, up cliffs, and around pools of water where you'll see seals and diverse sea creatures. To visit Fistral Beach on your trip to Newquay, use our Newquay trip itinerary maker tool .
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  • August 21, 2017
    Lush beach, just so busy during Boardmasters. The queue for the loo was insane, I didn't bother waiting in the end and just held it in to be honest!! We visited one evening once Boardmasters was over,...  more »
  • August 21, 2017
    I visited this beach while holidaying in Newquay. This beach is absolutely world class, it has everything you could wish for. The water is tropically warm the waves are sensational and has a world cla...  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    Great parking (early) great facilities. Lovely sandy beach and clean even with dogs allowed. Life guards are brill and have their work cut out with stupid parents not looking after their children. Spe...  more »
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  • June 20, 2017
    We had a great time at the beach. clean beach,good to walk along the beach or swim or surf suitable for all. My kids had a good time and we are coming back tomorrow to swim. Beach is next to good hotel i.e the Fistral beach hotel having a great view.
  • August 2, 2017
    Great beach for surfing and body boarding. Has a good selection of shops, cafe and takeaway's.
  • July 23, 2017
    This is a great beach to relax and do a bit of bodyboarding. The waves are great and the beach is nice and clean too.
  • September 6, 2017
    Lovely clean beach great for surfing
  • June 20, 2017
    Beach is great but busy in the summer months. Be careful of the car park the fine for staying longer than you should is extortionate!

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Where to stay in Newquay

As you would expect from a world-class coastal destination, Newquay is home to some of Cornwall's finest seaside hotels and B&Bs. To experience the best of what this surf capital has to offer, stay close to the water and book your rooms at one of Newquay's self-catering cottages. They offer comfort and privacy minutes from the town center and its golden beaches. Each cottage features a separate entrance, ample parking, and a cozy yard, with patio furniture and a BBQ provided for your convenience.
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